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sennit

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[sen-it]
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noun
  1. a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.
  2. braided straw or grass used in making hats.
Also sin·net [sin-it] /ˈsɪn ɪt/.

Origin of sennit

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for sennit

Historical Examples

  • It had a door formed of thin poles lashed together with sennit.

    Peter Trawl

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • While I endeavour to do justice to principles, I wish to do no injustice to Sennit.

    Miles Wallingford

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • When all was ready, it appeared that Sennit was to be our prize-master.

    Miles Wallingford

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • He had a private conversation with Sennit, too; but the smile underwent no change.

    Miles Wallingford

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • No--no--Miles; let this Mr. Sennit go to England where he belongs.

    Miles Wallingford

    James Fenimore Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for sennit

sennit

noun
  1. a flat braided cordage used on ships
  2. plaited straw, grass, palm leaves, etc, as for making hats

Word Origin

C17: of unknown origin
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